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Honda Launches Jazz Hatchback

By Motortrend India Staff   |   09 June,2009

Honda Siel Cars has launched the highly anticipated premium hatchback Jazz on Wednesday in Delhi. Honda Jazz will be available in three variants - Base, Mode and Active. All these variants are fitted with the lone 1.2 litre SOHC i-VTEC petrol run engine. Prices for the Jazz in Delhi start from Rs 6.98 lakh and in Mumbai prices are Rs 7.43 lakh onwards.

The Jazz Mode variant will feature the family utility version with body side mouldings, corner protectors to prevent parking scratches, mud flaps and funky lit up garnishes on the side step. The high end model Active is the sporty version of Jazz. It features sport pedals, body coloured front grille, fog lamps and a smart spoiler on the top of the tailgate. The safety aspect is taken care of equipments like the anti-locks braking system with brake assist, electronic brakefore distribution, and dual front SRS airbags.

The launch of Jazz in the country marks Honda’s first entry into the highly competitive small car segment. Jazz is positioned in the upper end of the small car segment.

Addressing the media persons at the launch function in New Delhi, the president and CEO Honda Siel Cars India Mr. Masahiro Takedagawa said “Honda Jazz is the segment defining car and is loaded with all the values that are associated with Honda. The car will cater to the unique group of people who want the latest and most stylish car models with the best technology.”

The company said Jazz engine is tuned to meet the future Euro-IV emission norms. The engine is certified by Automotive Research Association of India to deliver a fuel economy of 16.1 km/l.

The new small car will be manufactured at the Honda Siel Cars facility at Greater Noida initially. Later the production would shift to Tapukara in Rajasthan.

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